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COC notebook: Two steps up, one step back

Hockey, women’s hoops win while men’s hoops fall

Posted: January 30, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: January 30, 2012 1:55 a.m.

College of the Canyons basketball teams are rolling into the second half of Western State Conference, South Division play with a little bit of momentum.

Both the men and women won both of their games last week and are now in conversation for the top spot in the conference.

The task this week was a single game against a tough Los Angeles Valley College.

COC hockey continued its success, blazing past Chapman University in impressive fashion to wrap up its regular season slate at home.

The stage is now set for the playoffs, where the highly-ranked hockey team will take its impressive record to Lake Tahoe.

Women’s Basketball

It took five extra minutes to do it, but the women snuck past L.A. Valley 84-81 in overtime on Saturday in Valley Glen, extending its winning streak to three games.

Bev Weaver and Angelica Sahagun both scored 21 points for COC and Amanda Ajdari dropped in 20 of her own.

Jazzmyn Davis scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting and she also led the team with 22 rebounds.

Sahagun’s performance kept her atop the conference in average scoring, where she now stands at 18.5 points per contest.
COC outscored L.A. Valley 10-7 in overtime.

With the victory, the Cougars (14-11, 4-3) shift into a tie for third place in the WSC South, but they trail conference-leading Bakersfield by just one game.

Men’s Basketball

The little bit of momentum built by two wins last week was stopped in its tracks when COC dropped a road game 64-52 on Saturday in Valley Glen.

Now with five games to go in WSC South Division play, the Cougars’ chances at a conference title are in serious jeopardy as they fall into a tie for third place in conference with Santa Monica College.

COC is now 12-10 overall, 3-4 in conference with a pair of home games coming up this week against Citrus on Wednesday and Bakersfield on Saturday.


Home fans were treated to an onslaught of goals by COC on Friday at Ice Station Valencia.

In their final home game of the regular season, the Cougars ran over Chapman 21-5 thanks to 12 different players scoring at least a goal.

Leading scorer Brian Voogt was COC’s top scorer, knocking in four goals and adding three assists in his team’s only game of the week.

Teammate Billy Knights added three goals and Tyler Nelson, Christian Sharaf, Cody Nieuwenhuis and Wayne Ravdjee each scored two goals apiece.

COC (18-5) scored steadily throughout the game, netting seven goals in each of the three periods and taking 74 shots along the way.

The Pacific College Hockey Association playoffs are next for the Cougars, who will begin the postseason on Tuesday in Lake Tahoe.

COC also has a pair of back-to-back road games scheduled against Arizona State on Feb. 10-11.


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